Expanding Naval Powers: Admiralty Private Secretaries and Private Offices, 1800-1945

  title={Expanding Naval Powers: Admiralty Private Secretaries and Private Offices, 1800-1945},
  author={C. I. Hamilton},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={125 - 156}
The private secretaries, eventually private offices, of the lords of Admiralty and under-secretaries grew in importance, undertaking one function in particular that proved of value during total war - liaison. A basic division grew between the civilian and the military. By 1939-45, the sea lords’ offices are more properly described as personal military staffs. The private office of the first lord, on the other hand, had developed from a purely personal instrument of the minister’s into a crucial… Expand
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